Sumptuous Luxury for Business Travellers at these 10 Hotels in SeoulLast Updated: January 1, 2019
The South Korean capital city of Seoul has a vibrant tourism sector and a busy economy, guaranteeing huge numbers of visitors each year for business and pleasure. As such, the city is also renowned for its world-class hospitality sector with its peerless standards in luxury and service.
Appropriately for a city that is the capital of ‘The Land of the Morning Calm’, aka South Korea, Seoul has an impressive array of luxurious hotels boasting peerless standards in customer service and convenience.
This is good news for the high turnover of visitor traffic every year, drawn by business opportunities in the region, or by some of the world’s most beautiful tourism attractions, including such iconic landmarks as The War Memorial of Korea and N Seoul Tower.
Here are 10 of Seoul’s finest hotels, shining examples of comfort, quality and customer service.
1. Grand Hyatt
Grand Hyatt Seoul is located in the heart of the capital, situated amidst stunning landscaped gardens and waterfalls on the historic Mount Namsan in the Yongsan district. Expect nothing but top-of-the-range service at this luxury hotel which offers everything you would require for the most luxurious ‘home from home’ guest experience you could aspire to.
2. The Ritz-Carlton Seoul
A simply breathtaking hotel, The Ritz-Carlton offers its guests fantastic accommodation standards, exclusive access to amenities and some unparalleled views of Seoul. This hotel is an elegant retreat, creating a remarkably luxurious experience from the moment you enter.
3. JW Marriott Dongdaemum Square
Located in Seoul’s renowned retail and entertainment district, Dongdaemun, JW Marriott Dongdaemum Square is a remarkable resort base from which to explore the city. World-class features and in-room amenities such as pristine marble bathrooms and stunning floor-to-ceiling windows are just some of the highlights of a stay here.
4. Lotte Hotel
Lotte Hotel actually features two hotels—Main Building and New Wing, boasting a total of 1,120 guest rooms. This is the perfect 5-star setting for tourism and business, with luxurious accommodation options devised by leading design firms, as well as the only Michelin three-star restaurant in South Korea, Pierre Gagnaire a Seoul.
5. Millennium Seoul Hilton
Millennium Seoul Hilton combines a superior level of comfort and style with a convenient location. The rooms are amazing, and you can also chill and relax in two executive lounges that boast the most exquisite views, and a great setting for enjoying either breakfast or evening cocktails. With five restaurants, a deli and a bar, this Hilton offers sky-high standards in hospitality.
6. Plaza Hotel
The newly-renovated Plaza Hotel features beautiful interior designs, unbeatable customer service and ultimate convenience for international business stays. Ideally located in the heart of downtown Seoul, the hotel is a top choice for business travellers seeking a blend of style and convenience.
7. Banyan Tree Hotel & Spa
The Banyan Tree Hotel & Spa is synonymous with visitor comfort and luxury, courtesy of its setting amid lush greenery with views of the rising mountains and the limpid Han River. Popular features of this hotel’s offering include its Aqua Bar, Spa and indoor and (pictured) outdoor pools.
8. Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel
Located in Seoul’s cosmopolitan Itaewon shopping and entertainment district, the unique design scheme of the Imperial Palace Boutique Hotel creates a stunning ambience, offering plentiful accommodation (133 guestrooms), a café restaurant and a business meeting room.
9. W Seoul Walkerhill
The W Seoul Walkerhill is a monument to accommodation style and luxury. Located on the Acha Mountain, not only does this hotel have beautiful in-house facilities including a full-service spa, 24-hour gum and a heated indoor pool, there are also amazing outdoor amenities including tennis courts and a stunning golf course, both benefiting from incredible views of the Han River.
10. Metro Hotel
The Metro Hotel is another great example of Seoul’s superb standards in accommodation. Established in 1960, the Metro was the first government-registered tourist hotel, and throughout its history has always enjoyed a reputation as a reliably superior provider of ultra-comfortable yet homely rooms for international and domestic visitors.